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Unit description

Introduces the basic principles of object-oriented programming using a standard programming language and a learning environment. Students will gain a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of the programming process, including the ability to write and debug programs, stepwise refine code, use object-oriented development, develop appropriate algorithms and write modularised code using methods. Emphasis in the unit is at all times on a sound understanding of the principles involved, with particular attention being paid to worked examples to demonstrate these principles in a clear and straightforward fashion.

Unit content

1. Introduction to Programming

2. Writing Programs

3. More about Methods

4. Object Interaction

5. Decisions

6. Constructors and Overloading

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1install and use a programming environment to build simple object-oriented programs
2explain the behaviour of simple programs involving the fundamental programming constructs
3use and create programming classes and methods using accepted best practice
4refactor code to make code more readable and well-formed

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. install and use a programming environment to build simple object-oriented programs
  2. explain the behaviour of simple programs involving the fundamental programming constructs
  3. use and create programming classes and methods using accepted best practice
  4. refactor code to make code more readable and well-formed

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio Part 1 :Start of a small game20%
Portfolio Part 2: Series of activities Modules 2 to 5.40%
Program small game with 10 minute video40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

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